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coordinated diploma thesis is an experimental study on the (psycho-)
physiological changes which occur during the course of human
experimentation sessions in a Reichian Orgone accumulator.
clinical observations as well as further research in the biological and
physical area, the physician and psychotherapist Wilhelm R., who came
from Austria, postulated a bio-energy manifesting in the organism and
designated it with the term "Orgone".
The basis for
this was extensive biophysical studies conducted by the Reich between
1934 and 1957 at the Universities of Oslo and New York. Stages of this
development were experiments on stimulus-dependent endosomatic
skin-potential changes, the description of energy-bearing vesicular
structures ("bions") during the microscopic observation of the decay process of biological preparations and investigations on unexplained atmospheric energy phenomena.
Reich finally came
to the assumption that the orgone is concerned with a specific (psycho)
physiological effect on the human organism. Around 1940 Reich published the construction plans for a device in whose interior this energy can be concentrated.
He claimed that a
stay in this so-called "orgone accumulator" caused certain
psychological and physical reactions, and later used the device for
therapeutic purposes in certain pathologies.
accumulator is a box-like device whose walls each consist of a number of
alternating layers of organic material (outer) and metal (inner).